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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Julie,

Are you looking for it to indicate that the user has clicked on the hyperlink? Here's information on how to change the hyperlink color and hover color, but visited hyperlink colors aren't supported at this time. Although since it's not a shape - it doesn't have a true visited state either, although if you placed the hyperlink within a shape you could also adjust that further.

In the meantime, I'd go ahead and submit a feature request to see it in future builds.

Jesse B

Any update on these "feature requests"? I've noticed that this hyperlink visited state is not a built in feature in Storyline 2. So, is this still being worked on or at least considered? 

The Powerpoint theme colors have a "Followed Hyperlink" option. Not sure why this can't be added in place of one of those erroneous "Custom" colors?

Jeremy Ascheri

Hi Alyssa,

Thank you for throwing that sample together for me!  While this method works perfectly for hyperlinks that are in text elements by themselves, it unfortunately does not work when the link is inline with other text.  In this case, the whole text element receives the visited state instead of individual links.

The project I am working on has 4 links in the same text element in a bullet list.

I went ahead and faked the text being inline but had to create 14 different text elements on the page in order to achieve the same look of having the links inline.  This created a LOT of extra work and time.

I know your developers have plenty of priorities on their plate but this really is a basic web standard that has been around since close to the beginning of the web. 

Anyhow, thanks again for the video and advice!  Have a wonderful day and weekend!

Tony Dryden

Hello Alyssa, I have an example very similar to yours above. When I test mine users have to click the example twice to show a slider layer.

  • First click: Text box state change from normal to visited
  • Second click: Opens slide layer

I would like on first click for the slide to open, it doesn't look to be an error on my end but more just how hyperlinked text box's with different states work. Let me know if there is an alternative method.



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Tony,

I set up a very simple file with a hyperlink inside a text box that also has a visited state. Since the hyperlink itself doesn't have a state associated with it, and that's separate to clicking on the text box, it will only trigger showing the layer and won't change the text box state. Similarly, if I click on the text box itself it adjusts the state and then shows the layer as I expect.

Perhaps I've set mine up different than yours, so it would be helpful to take a look and compare the two. Mine is attached for you here. 

Tony Dryden

Thank you for your reply Ashley,

I am trying to change a hyperlink state on the base slide once the associated layer is visited. I guess the best way to show this change is with a separate text box or icon. Visually it would make more sense to a user and create less work for the developer if this was a feature in storyline. 

Again, thank you for your help :)

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Tony,

A separate text box would work. For the visited state of a hyperlink, are you referring to how the often change color slightly once clicked? I wanted to make sure I understood your request before passing it along (also, you're welcome to include more details if you wanted to log a feature request).